tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC October 15, 2016 3:00am-4:01am PDT
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interesting interview with george stephanopoulos from abc news. and it was sort of a standard interview but chattier than most. he little humble especially about what he thought the american people might want from him in the future. >> you know, i think the american people, you know, they're going to want that new car smell. you know, they want -- they want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me. you know, they're probably not going to be looking at me to campaign too much. one of the things about our society which is great is we don't have real long memories. we get impatient for the next thing -- >> it's worked for you before. >> it's worked for me before. you know, i think at the end of two years, if they want me to do some selective things, i'll be happy to do them.
i suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing. >> president obama speaking two years ago saying he was under no illusions about his own popularity. thinking ahead to the 2016 campaign saying, the end of my second term in office, america is going to want a new car smell, saying he didn't think there was any chance that his would-be democratic successor would want him to be campaigning too much by the time the 2016 campaign rolled around. in hindsight, we can call it wishful thinking. here barack obama is with 99 days left in office and has the highest approval ratings of any point in his second term. at something like 55% approval rating now. and if he thought he was going to be able to get away with people only wanting him to do a few selective things here and there, he very much misjudged that in terms of 2016. the clinton campaign now, yes, they've got hillary clinton and tim kaine doing their full schedule of events. they've also got vice president joe biden and first lady michelle obama and president
obama doing campaign events for hillary clinton and other democrats every minute they can get them out there. today president obama was in ohio for hillary clinton, making the case for her. he had a spring in his step, especially talking about the case against donald trump. i think it was something that he was reluctant to get into the fray with when he was first starting with hillary clinton. now seems he really likes that part. >> i have to say because he's get something support from some working folks, and i want to say to him, look, if a guy spent 70 years on this earth showing no regard for working people, there's no record that he's supported major collective bargaining or invested in pure
communities. suddenly he's going to be the champion of working people. come on. come on, man. apparently in a speech yesterday he started talking about global elites, that there was a conspiracy of global elites. this is a guy who spent all his time hanging around trying to convince everybody he was a global elite. [ laughter ] talking about how great his buildings are, how luxurious and how rich he is and flying around everywhere. all he had time for was celebrities. and now suddenly he's acting like a populist. i'm going to work for working people -- come oman. if you say you're about the constitution and you're opposed to what obama's doing with executive actions because that shows, you know, he's a tyrant but you're okay with a guy who says to his opponent in the middle of a debate i'm going to
throw you in jail -- [ applause ] how does that work? [ laughter ] that doesn't work. >> president obama speaking today in ohio. he was convinced two years ago nobody would want him out campaigning by now. the republicans's plan for this election, they were going to make this election a referendum on whether or not america wants a third obama term. that's what they planned on running in 2016. instead the democrats have ended up basically running on the republican playbook this year. the democrats are looking around thinking, gosh, where else can we spend obama. you kbiguys want a third obama m more than you want a donald trump presidency, right? president obama seems to be going after donald trump on the trail. today donald trump came one an unusual way to threaten president obama on his own side of the campaign trail. >> obama is an incompetent.
he's an incompetent president. [ cheers ] he doesn't know what he's doing. he's out campaigning all day long. he's talking about me like he knows me. i don't know him, he doesn't know me. why doesn't some woman come up and say what they say falsely about me? they could say about him. they could see it about anybody. they could say it about anybody. he better be careful because they could say it about anybody. anybody at all. >> he better be careful, he says of the president of the united states. donald trump says he says quite sure president obama is just as susceptible to allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted groping as donald trump has proven to be over the last few days. you know, it's weird. we're at the point in the campaign where something like that doesn't even make waves anymore, doesn't generate that much press. the republican nominee for
president today did threaten the president of the united states that if he, the president, isn't careful, this candidate says he expects that false sexual assault accusations could be generated against the president. had the campaign is getting very dark. we expected it to. trump events day to day are getting more and hear unhinged, we're back to the point in the campaign where every time donald trump talks, people open up microphones and turn on cameras and point them at him, not because they're particularly interested in what they want to say what he has to say but because who knows what he might explode. >> i am being viciously attacked by lies and smears. a phony deal. i have no idea -- i have no idea, and i think you all know i have no idea. these are lies being pushed by the media and the clinton campaign. they are all false. they're totally invented,
fiction, all 100% totally and completely fabricated. these people are sick. these people are sick. it never happened. never happened. it's a lie. it's a lie. these are all horrible lies, all fabrications. they make up lies. the process is rigged. this whole election is being rigged. these lies spread by the media, a lie, total lie, fabrication. it was a totally phony deal. the whole thing we've been going through and i hate to say it. the whole thing we're going through, bernie sanders who was a rigged deal. the whole thing is one big fix. one big fix. it's one big, ugly lie, it's one big fix. the press can't write the kind
of things they write which are lies, lies, lies. >> and so vote for me. it has been one week since the "washington post" published previously unbroadcast tape from the nbcar caves from "access hollywood" -- nbc archives from "access hollywood." when we were covering the tape on the show, donald trump bragged that he can't stop himself from kissing women, that he grabs him by the crotch and gets away with it because he's a star. one week ago tonight when we were covering the release of that tape on this show, i think we all expected that the next shoe that was going to drop would probably be more tape. i mean, that "access hollywood" appearance was one of hundreds if not thousands of tv appearances that donald trump has made over his years as a celebrity of sorts. there are multiple reports including from a bombshell associated press story last week about his alleged behavior on the set of tv shows like show --
like "the apprentice." behavior witnessed by cast and crew. reportedly that behavior was filmed. so there's tape if those allegations are true, but the tape ended up on the cutting room floor. i think we all expected a week ago tonight when the "access hollywood" tape came out that the next thing that would happen is people would start picking up scraps off the cutting room floor. that trump would turn up in more previously unbroadcast tapes. for many of the various shows he's been part of or on which he has appeared. that has not happened over the course of this week. instead, what happened over the course of this past week is that real-live human women came forward. more than a half dozen women came order to to say that what donald trump described himself doing that "access hollywood" tape is the exact behavior that he did to them in person. now, trump apologized for what he said on that tape. he's denied all of these women's claims individually, all these impeachment who say, yeah, he did to me what he bragged about
on that tape. he denies them all individually. i should tell you, nbc news has not independently verified these women's claims. i mean, donald trump's categorically denied that he ever behaved in the way he bragged about behaving on that tape. but first it was two women speaking to "the new york times," one described being allegedly groped by him on an airplane. another described being aggressively kissed by mr. trump at trump tower when she was working there. that same night "the palm beach post" said that donald trump grabbed a woman at mar-a-lago. and a woman said that donald trump groped and kissed her without her consent at his estate. then the "washington post" saying a woman said he groped her without her consent, put his hand up her skirt and touched her crotch without saying so much as a word. then the press conference with the former "apprentice" contestant saying that donald trump tried to force himself on
her in a los angeles hotel room. a week ago tonight when the "access llywood" tape came out, the donald trump campaign has evolved on this campaign of alleged conspiracies that might explain where the false claims are coming from. >> just i think the whole videotape thing was planned. i think it was timed. i think it might have been a conspiracy. i'm among establishment republicans who have known it for weeks and have timed it to do the maximum damage to donald trump. i really believe that it was all -- it wasn't a coincidence that it came out right before trump was supposed to appear with paul ryan at a earlier, and conveniently gave paul ryan a
way to disavow trump. >> jerry falwell jr. saying the "access hollywood" tape was a conspiracy orchestrated by establishment republicans and specifically paul ryan. paul ryan did it. that's where it came from. trump started running with the idea the next day. >> wouldn't you think that paul ryan would call and say good going? in front of just about the largest audience for a second night debate in the history of the country? no, he doesn't do that. there's a whole deal going on there. i mean, you know -- there's a whole deal going on. we're going to figure it out. i always figure things out. but there's a whole sinister teal going on. >> -- deal going on. >> a whole sinister deal going on with paul ryan that explains what's going on. donald trump says he always figures it out. by last night, what mr. trump had figured out was that the conspiracy against him, what gave rise to this terrible place he's in in the campaign now, the people now in control of the
conspiracy, as he sees it, what he's figured out, it's the global elite. >> this election will determine when we're a free nation or when we have only the illusion of democracy, but are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests. hillary clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of u.s. sophoripty in order to en-- sovereignty in order to enrich global powers. this is a conspiracy against you, the american people, and we cannot let this happen. >> again, the trump campaign claims that he gets away by grabbing women by the p word, that's a conspiracy generated by paul ryan or a sinister plot between paul ryan or hillary clinton, or possibly a secret project of the global financial elite. you can see the evolution of who
they're blaming over the course of this week. today, we h what i think what i have to hope is peak conspira conspiracy. >> now carlos, as you know, he comes from mexico. he's given many millions of dollars to the clintons and their initiative. carlos slim, largest owner of the paper, from mexico. reporters at the new york times, they're not journalists, they're corporate lobbyists for carlos slim and for hillary clinton. we're going to let foreign corporations and their ceos decide the outcomes of the -- you can't just do this. we can't let this happen. we are not going to let it happen where they decide the outcome of our elections. they can't do it. and we're not going to let it happen. [ cheers ] this is our last chance to save our country. >> the man behind the curtain. the man orchestrating all these things against donald trump is carlos slim. the puppetmaster pulling the
strings. the trump campaign claimed, what they appear to be settling on to explain the terrible news and allegation upon allegation and the "access hollywood" tape and the rest, that because mexican billionaire carlos slim holds stock in "the new york times," that means that -- that just shows you, that squares it off, right? carlos slim has stock in "the new york times," and donald trump looks like he's going to lose the election. get it, right? even if you are absolutely persuaded by that air-tight logic, how does carlos slim -- and him having a connection to "the new york times" -- explain what is happening in the "washington post"? how does it explain what's happening in "the palm beach post"? how does it explain this woman with feminist attorney gloria allred today? how does it explain the women from "people" magazine? there's a way in which this
conspiracytorial tone would be funny if the topic weren't or disgusting. for anybody to forget how disgusting it is, the trump campaign moved on to the next new phase in responding to the crisis in the campaign. the next phase is donald trump attempting to not just deny these allegation but to rebut these allegations himself by claiming all the women accusing him, all of these women who are saying that he behaved this way toward them clearly it could not have happened because none of them actually meet his standards in terms of who he might conceivably go after when considering who to grope. >> she said i made inappropriate advanc advances. by the way, the area was a public area. people all over the place. take a look, you take a look, look at her, look at her words. you tell me what you think. i don't think so. i don't think so. [ applause ] when you looked at that horrible woman last night, you said, i don't think so. i don't think so. whver she is, wherever she
comes from, the stories are total fiction. they're 100% made up, they never happened. they never would happen. i don't think that happened with very many people. but they certainly aren't going to happen with me. oh, i was with donald trump in 1980. i was sitting with him on an airplane. and he went after me on the plane. yeah. i'm going to go after you -- believe me, she would not be my first choice, that i can tell you. [ cheers ] man. you don't know. that would not be my first choice. >> the argument there is she's not pretty enough for me to sexually assault her, right? is there a different argument? is there another plausible explanation here? she's not pretty enough for me to molest? in terms of political strategy,
what the clinton campaign needs to do now is absolutely nothing. take a vacation, consider napping more, just don't interrupt the process. let this play out. voting is underway in many states including swing states, and this is apocalyptic to the republican party. beyond that, though, beyond the politics and the political strategy of this, though, what about this avalanche of allegations? in one week we've had woman after woman after woman after woman after woman after woman, all of these named, grown women who have come forward and said not anonymously behind some silhouette screen, women using their real names. these women have come forward and let themselves be known, made themselves willing to be identified. they've made these claims. damn the consequences. what kind of calculus is that for them? what is going to happen with the allegations now? stay with us.
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so here's a thing that's happened. look, physically. look at it. this is the latest bizarre development from a donald trump rally. this is republican party's presidential nominee tonight physically ripping apart his teleprompter. on stage at this rally. the teleprompter that was set apart for him by his own campaign. taking it apart there. and i don't know why he is taking apart the teleprommers. i don't know. something media? something global elites? perhaps carlos slim was hiding inside? >> i wish i could say that this was the campaign's headline. of course, it is not. our next guest has the latest story in the campaign today at the "washington post." that's next.
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she claims she was sexually assaulted, to her surprise, by donald trump in the early 1990s. she said it happened in a crowded nightclub in new york city. she said she and donald trump did not speak. that he just physically assaulted her, physically groped her this way without saying a word. these are claims that the trump campaign says are made up. joining us now, from the "washington post." karen broke the story. thanks for being here. >> good to be here. >> so how did this story come about? what do you know about why miss anderson decided to come forward? how did you vet the story? >> sure. she did not decide to come forward. we approached her. a week ago today, my colleague david broke a story about this very explosive videotape. in which donald trump discuss ad very specific way of groping women that he believed he was entitled to by his celebrity. he said they will let you do this.
and over the weekend, we at the "washington post" got an e-mail tip from someone saying, i know someone to whom that exact act occurred by donald trump. and so we at the "washington post" approached kristin and said, did this happen? and she was not entirely enthusiastic about the idea of going public with this. but i have been talking with her all week every day. and she gave me names of people to whom she had told the story. two of whom went on the record. one of whom she told just days after it happen. i spent a lot of the rest of the week verifying everything that she told me to see that she was credible. right down to getting her voter registration to make sure she really was registered as an independent. but shwas not totally sold on the idea of coming forward shelf herself had seen the videotape. she was shocked. she said for the first time i understood why what happened to me happened.
but she read the "new york times" on wednesday night. she saw two other women who had been victimized in her view, and she's right. far more seriously than she had been shelf read the first person account of a "people" magazine reporter. and yesterday morning, i was on the phone with kristin and she said to me two words. she'd, "i'm in." we got a videographer to her as quickly as possible i interviewed her by phone while she was being interviewed and that's how we produced the story today. >> one of the things we've seen over the course of the week, as several women have come forward. the reporting process you're describing. the trump campaign and mr. trump denying each of these allegations, you as reporters are having to verify. can you shed some light on your thinking, the paper's thinking,
about why it is important to find people these women spoke to at the time. why is that so key to verifying their stories? >> that way you don't think it is the power of suggestion of having seen this videotape a week ago later thinking it happened to her. when in fact i talked on three people. only two of whom were willing to go on the record. let's face it. getting involved in a story like this will sun to you a lot of heat. these two people, one of whom was a friend who said yeah, we had brunch a few days later. the other was a photographer who said in 2007 of course he was out with a bunch of people at dinner and they described this fact thing. she was very aware that all kinds of aspects of her high of had been up for scrutiny.
so i had to talk to her and we had some really personal conversations shelf provided everything i asked her, right down to giving me a copy of her child custody agreement and i did a lot of other digging. i found out in fact donald trump was a regular attendee of the nightclub that she described at that time. i found out that it was often crowded. as many as 1100 people would be there at one time. so ultimately, this is a he said she said. but i had to convince myself, the she said on that side of the equation, that there was nothing she was telling me didn't comport with facts that were checkable. >> thank you for talking about this story and thank you for talking about this aspect of it. what did you in the piece but
also showing your work and showing how you satisfied your own journalistic needs to tell a story like this. i think it really, it is a public service. thanks for being so good at what you do. appreciate it. >> i should tell you that a couple days ago, we talked on this show. another woman saying that donald trump groped her without consent. there is a report that that woman is manning on leaving the united states. she is manning on leaving the country because of the response that she's to coming out publicly. she said she feel for her family's safety. she's been feeling back lash from trump supporters and she is leaving the country to try keep herself and her family safe. much more tonight. stay with us. woah! you're not taking these. hey, hey, hey! you're not taking those. woah, woah! you're not taking that. come with me. you're not taking that.
so here's something to watch for into the evening and the weekend. there has been a remarkable leak to nbc news tonight. nbc has this exclusively. you'll remember that a week ago the u.s. government made this remarkable statement. they formally accused russia of using cyber warfare to attack the u.s. election system. they accused russia of hacking the diabetic party and other political organizations and political figures over the last several months. all in a deliberate effort to reduce confidence in our elections and to interfere in our elections. and cynic that remarkable
accusation was made by the u.s. government a week ago, there has been a follow-up question which is, well, what are you going to do about it? >> well, that is apparently what nbc news has just figured out. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the cia is in the initial phase of a wide ranging cyber retaliation, designed to be both clandestine and embarrassing. sources say the targ, e kremlin leadership. particularly vladimir putin. if ordered by the white house, the cia could manipulate things as specific as the banking accounts and personal phones of the kremlin leadership. >> personal phones and banking accounts. this is reported to be the craft planning a cyber offensive. a retaliatory cyber offensive against russia. that is what has been described. they're important to say that president obama has not signed off on the plan which is interesting in terms of the story breaking. earlier this week josh earnest said it is possible the president could choose response options that we never announce. we did get something of an
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jordan w. bush was born in new haven, connecticut. did you get it right? but he would really like to be known as george w. bush from texas. the state he lived in as a young man and where he served as governor. in the 2004 elections, he carried texas by a mile. he won his home state for the first time by 22 points. went back four years later and won it by 23 points. particularly because there are a lot of latinos in texas. democrats have had this dream that they might be able to turn it into purple if not blue. after the transplant was gone and the republicans were running a candidate not from texas. in fact, he lost nationwide by a lot. even that campaign still won
texas by 11 digits. then four years later, mitt romney won by 16 points. so yeah. texas, red at the presidential level. but do you know what? it is not a monolithic thing and we've just gotten some information about an unusual spike in voter registration this year. a lot of interesting their business why this is happening. here one specific number. out of travis county, texas. it is right there on the map. around the state capital. it has announced that out of all the people eligible to vote in that county, 90% of them are now registered to vote. they have 90% voter registration in travis county. that's nuts. and even though republicans win texas by a mile, republicans do not win travis county. this big county where they now have 90% of people registered.
look at the vote in 2008. president obama won in travis county. now in that county, 90% of the people are registered to vote. we talked on some folks in texas about that today. they're definitely throwing cold water on the larger importance of that saying, texas really is still a pipe dream for democrats, even if those numbers are eye popping. but it's interesting, right? in terms of the prospects for texas democrats. particularly given this poll that just came out of texas today. a good statewide poll that showed that donald trump is leading in texas by only 4 points. margin of error. in texas, that's crazy bad for a republican. so there's that. texas. we're also now getting an early
vote data from other parts of the country. and i should say, despite news like that out of telephone, the early vote data that we're getting is n all good news for hillary clinton's campaign. for example new early voting data from ohio and it is good news for donald trump. we saw those ecstatic pictures of people flooding into the county clerk office. a lot of those people, if not all of them in these images are hillary clinton supporters. but the early data so far out of ohio is not good news for democrats. cuyahoga county, ballot requests down almost 20%. that's where democrats bank their votes. in cuyahoga county is off nearly 20% from 2012, that is not good news for democrats. that's good news for donald trump. and then there's the numbers from florida. in florida, over 3,000 people have already voted. democrats are feeling optimistic in florida for two reasons. reason number one, it is usually florida republican who's are feeling good right around now in
terms of voting. republicans tend to beat the pants off democrats when it comes the absentee ballots. what we're used to seeing is florida republicans run up the score early and then democrats narrow the gap once the in person early voting starts. not at all the way that it is going this year. this year democrats appear to be on pace to match republican ballots, cast in florida, before the early in person voting even starts. so this is usually the time when republicans are building up their big lead. democrats and neck and neck right now. democrats are building up their big lead. democrats are neck in neck. that's reason number one. second reason they're psyched about the florida numbers is the me reason they have that glimmer of hope in their eyes. however misguided it may be about texas. the other reason the democrats
are excited is the voter registration number. in florida. democrats led republicans in terms of voter registration. now we know the florida democratic party is blowing away the republican party in submitting new voter registration forms. the democrats have submitted more than half a million new voter registration forms. republicans have submitted less than 60,000. and the republican were already behind. so the rnc says they have a far better ground campaign in florida. they accused the media of having fallen for the clinton camp's false narrative that equates having offices with a field organization. now we have these new voter registration numbers. and the fact democrats catching up in early balloting. maybe hillary clinton having 72 freaking campaign offices in the state, maybe that helped. maybe those were for something. donald trump will likely win the state of texas. may be even ohio. in florida, things are not looking good for donald trump.
without florida, things are not looking good for the presidency. we're at the point where you can count more than polls. in florida, in the polls alone, it is looking okay not great for donald trump but bad in the early voting and disastrous in voter registration. thishi is underway. much more ahead. stay with us. who's with me? i'm in. i'm in. i'm in. i'm in. ♪ ♪ one, two, - wait, wait. wait - where's tina? doing the hand thing? yep! we are all in for our customers. ally. do it right.
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bestowed upon the leader. the lead picture was, mr. kim astride a horse, included this direct quote from the onion. he has that rare ability to be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time. sometimes it is a very easy thing to tell that a story is bogus. other times you do need to do some digging. sometime you need to call people in serbia and talk on newspaper editors there in order to get to the bottom of something in the american news. and that's how we spent our day today. that story is ahead. super weird. stay with us. maybe he'll add mit. heartburn relief gummies. they don't taste chalky and work fast. mmmm. incredible. can i try? she doesn't have heartburn. new alka-seltzer heartburn relief gummies. enjoy the relief.
this is legitimately big news. we have been tracking endorsements in the presidential race. we are the first national news outlet that started this. and i think we finally hit pay dirt. we're three weeks and a few days out from the election. and we have been on track all this time for something that has never happened before. a major party presidential nominee getting zero endorsements from a daily newsroom in this couny. but today, we can update our chart. today big news. today in california, little paper called "the santa barbara news press" endorsed donald trump. the first and only newspaper in the country that has picked him. cancelations. "the santa barbara news press" will now be famous for this. particularly if they stay, the only paper in the country that has endorsed trump this year. before now, the only thing this paper was famous for before was
the mass resignation of their entire editorial staff when a new rich owner took over the paper in 2006. the staffers who quit got a big journalism award that year for standing up for their journalistic integrity against the new owner. today that owner posted the endorsements for this year's election. it's true. donald trump for president. they're the only paper endorsing him. so you obviously want to know, right, what's your argument? how do you explain this totally unique endorsement. we read the argument for picking donald trump, and there is nothing behind the pay wall. "the santa barbara news press" is endorsing donald trump, but that's all. that's it. that's it. they're picking donald trump but giving no explanation and no argument. still, though, first in the
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this is the weirdest story we've worked on in a long time in terms of covering this campaign. i love this story. it's so weird. all right. this is a serbian rock band from belgrade. this is a movie called "serbian scars." if you notice any connection between the two clips, the guitarist from the band is the actor here with the gun, the guy, not the woman. and the actor and the guitarist, that guy, has been living and working in the united states for some time, he's reportedly planning on heading home to serbia next year because the guitarist from the band and actor from that movie looks like this. and he is running for president of serbia. interesting. in his time in the united states, he's been a little politically involved over here. he's a -- an outspoken donald trumpsupporter. he ended up meeting personally
with mike pence. we have photographic record of that. you see it here. we also have a photograph of him with the indiana state director for the trump/pence campaign. given this access or perceived access, i think that helps him in terms of looking connected back at home. back home in serbia, he told a newspaper that he could actually get them an interview with donald trump. an interview with donald trump for a serbian newspaper. the serbian newspaper, you're like, wow, great, right? that interview ran in this serbian newspaper yesterday. it drew criticism from the clinton campaign when the interview ran. in this interview, donald trump appeared to apologize for the u.s. participating in the nato bombing of the former yugoslavia in the 1990s. okay. i mean -- here's what we've learned in terms of trying to get our head around what happened in this story. it appears that donald trump did not actually do this interview with this serbian paper.
it's possible that he did ander that snow-jobbing us entirely. it feels like somebody pulled a fast one. what we've heard from the president al candidate actor, guitar player, is he got a set of questions and handed them to somebody at the trump campaign, he won't say who. then he says he got a written response to the questions from the trump campaign. from donald trump. specifically he says he got that response from the indiana state director of the trump/pence campaign with whom you see him here. we got the response today. it appears to be her e-mail address. we've redacted it here, we crossed it out. we checked the emails address. that is her e-mail address. the trump confirmed it's her address. she deny that's she sent the e-mail with all of the trump campaign's responses to the interview questions. the trump campaign denies, in fact, that anybody in their whole campaign sent that e-mail. in fact, the trump campaign told us today at the national level
that they searched all of their e-mail servers in the entire campaign, and this e-mail, which has what are purported to be donald trump's answers to questions from the serbian newspaper, they say, huh-uh, not on any of their servers, didn't come from them. none of their staffers touched this, it's completely invented. and so this is a weird story, right? i mean, this started off as a weird story in the first place when it appeared that donald trump was apologizing for the u.s. bombing in serbia in the '90s. that's a weird thing for donald trump to apologize for. but what is -- what is weertder, what -- weirder, what is weirder than the original story is that somebody may be successfully impersonating donald trump in order to portray him as apologizing for the u.s. bombing in serbia. it's possible that he did give the interview and apology and the campaign's not trying to take these back because they're embarrassed maybe. it's also possible the trump campaign answered questions on behalf of their candidate and
now they don't like the way they landed, and they're denying responsibility for them. we should also tell you that the serbian presidential candidate, guitar player/actor, saying there was no funny business here at all other than the fact that everybody's denying that this happened all of a sudden. what seems most lost to us from our look into -- most likely to us from our look into this, it seems most likely that nobody from the trump campaign gave the serbian newspaper these answers. somebody else along the way decided to impersonate donald trump and have it appear as if he was apologizing for the u.s. bombing serbia in some foreign paper. but we honorable elf don't know. it's -- honestly don't know. it's a mystery. we've spoken to the paper. they took down their article. their supposed donald trump interview. they're doing their own investigation. if they find out somebody was imparentating donald trump -- impersonating donald trump and find out who it was, that's going to be a really good story when we get to that part of it. i should note real quick before we go that this headline that we showed, this is not me taking a
shot at trump at all. when you translate the serbian article on gioogle, trump shows up as tramp. i did not do. it blame google. it's funny, but we didn't make it funny. "msnbc live" is next. good morning, everyone, i'm dara brown in new york. 7:00 a.m. in the east, 4:00 in the west. here's what's happening -- >> i am a victim of one of the great political smear campaigns in the history of our country. >> embattled gop candidate donald trump lashes out as the number of women speaking out against him grows. who are the accusers? you'll hear some of their stories and new response from the trump campaign this morning. on the campaign trail, the clinton camp gets a boost from the president and first lady. how critical might this become in swing states? the clinton strategy, off the campaign trail until the next debate. we'll look at what's behind that